NCH offers substantial discounts to uninsured patients. Novato Community Hospital has expanded its model policies related to providing affordable healthcare services by extending substantial financial discounts to all uninsured patients regardless of their financial status.
Uninsured Patient Discount: NCH offers a 40% discount off of hospital inpatient charges and a 25% discount off of outpatient charges at time of billing. An itemized bill reflecting your discount will be mailed to the address obtained at time of registration five to seven days after the service/ discharge date.
Prompt-Pay Discount: NCH offers a prompt-pay discount option to our uninsured patients. If your account is paid in full within 30 days of your bill date you will receive an additional 10% discount off of the balance due.
Payment Plans: Patients may elect to make payment arrangements for their hospital bill. These arrangements are interest-free for low income uninsured patients and certain income-eligible patients with high medical costs.
Notice of Availability of Financial Estimates: You may request a written estimate of your financial responsibility for hospital services. Requests for estimates must be made during business hours. The estimate will provide you with an estimate of the amount the hospital will require the patient to pay for healthcare services, procedures and supplies that are reasonably expected to be provided by the hospital.